Fellowes Falcons to host volleyball finals
Fellowes Falcons come together in a group hug after defeating the St. Joseph's High School Jaguars 3-0 during a UOVHSAA senior girls' quarter-final volleyball game on Feb. 13.
Fellowes Falcons are looking forward to hitting their home court this Thursday as they vie for the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) volleyball championship.
On Feb. 13, the first day of the UOVHSAA girls volleyball playoffs officially kicked off, with Fellowes serving as the host school for the A division and both Valour School and Jeanne-Lajoie hosting B division games.
The all-day events saw both the junior and senior Falcons reigning on their court as they served up several victories and maintained their first-place standings.
At 10 a.m. at Fellowes High School, the senior A division action began with the Falcons facing off against the St. Joseph’s High School Jaguars and dispatching their opponent in all three sets (25-17, 25-13, 30-28).
Thereafter, with St. Joseph’s sitting in sixth and final place, the Jaguars’ fate rested upon the result of the next game that pit them against the Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI) Raiders. The game would determine if the Jaguars would win and maintain their position, or lose and be cut from the playoffs. Ultimately, the Jaguars were defeated in all three sets by the Raiders (25-15, 25-19, 25-22).
For the final senior game of the A division, the third-place Raiders faced off against the first-place Falcons in an action-packed game that saw the Renfrew team come out on top (25-20, 25-22, 25-16).
At Valour School, the senior B division action kicked off with the home team defeating the Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers in all three sets (25-10, 25-11, 25-20).
Thereafter, the Mackenzie Mustangs handed a second loss to the Chevaliers (21-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-4, 15-13) that knocked the latter out of the playoffs.
In the final match, the Voyageurs served the Mustangs a 3-1 defeat (25-23, 18-25, 25-11, 25-18).
For the junior playoffs, the A division took place at Fellowes, with events going just as well for the younger Falcons who won both of their games to secure their spot in the semi-finals.
The first game saw the junior Falcons fly through all three sets as they handed the RCI Raiders a crushing defeat (25-13, 25-20, 25-13).
With the Raiders barely hanging on, the next game saw them dispatched 3-0 by the Arnprior Rapids and knocked out of the playoffs (25-16, 25-20, 25-21).
In the final junior game of the A division, the Falcons continued to reign on their court as they flushed the Rapids in all three sets (25-14, 25-15, 25-20), securing their spot in the semi-finals.
For the junior B division, the second-place Jeanne-Lajoie Chevaliers played host to the Bishop Smith Crusaders and the Opeongo Wildcats.
The Chevaliers crushed the Wildcats in the first game (25-11, 25-19, 25-14) and the Crusaders dispatched the Wildcats 3-2 in the second game (18-25, 12-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-7).
In the final match, the Chevaliers and the Crusaders faced off in a tight game that saw the home team claim the victory (25-15, 25-14, 21-25, 25-14).
Up next, the top teams from the A and B divisions will face off in the semi-finals and championship games on Feb. 15 at Fellowes High School.